UNA Factoid #3: How UNA is financed

UNA is financed by all of us – members who benefit from UNA’s collective agreements. Each of us pays 1.3 per cent of our gross monthly income in tax-deductible union dues. Budgets are subject to approval by democratically elected delegates to the Annual General Meeting.

When they start to work at a UNA worksite, most nurses sign a membership card as soon as possible. This gives them power to vote on important matters and influence the direction of their union.

Those who choose not to join still have to pay dues, because the courts in Canada have determined all employees in a unionized workforce benefit from their union’s collective agreements, services and achievements. In return, the union is legally responsible for providing fair representation for everyone in the workforce, members and non-members alike.


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